An international bestseller certain to appeal to fans of The Last Templar?the thrilling first book in a sweeping medieval trilogy On the eve of the. Robyn Young has worked as a creative writing teacher, financial advisor, folk Once I had the idea for Brethren, I read as many books as I could find on the. Brethren. Brethren Trilogy Book 1. By Robyn Young. Paperback. £ The epic first novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy. The epic first novel in the.

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The Brethren Trilogy: Brethren, Crusade, Requiem by Robyn Young – Books – Hachette Australia

I was fascinated, then, to discover that the book is not simply an ‘us-and-them’ Templars and Muslim thing. Brethren Crusade Requiem Factions on both sides of the conflict between Christians and Muslims are plotting to bring about the end of everything Will and the Brethren have worked for. Brethren is a novel written by Robyn Young set in the ninth and last crusade. I never felt that the rovyn was stuffing the pages with filler material, but every page moved the story forward.

It is important to set a scene, and sometimes Young does this beautifully, but at others, her words do not add anything to the scene.

His tale was too powerful, too intricate and too good to be younh down and boxed to fit. Sons of the Blood: The Sirat Baybars, a folk account purporting to bretthren his life story, is still popular in the Arabic-speaking world. It could be paced better the end feels rushed and some of the beginning feels too slow.

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Brethren as I hadn’t read a synopsis beforehand. It also falls blessedly short of the almost inevitable these days Dan-Browning of the Templars.


Overall this book was very much a decent read akthough the writing style was sometimes a little jarring, with sudden changes of Point of View from one character to another and on one occasion there was a piece where the author decided to go into a flashback which occurred without any links to the previous passage or the one after it.

Elwen looked like she had just walked out of a Pre-Raphaelite painting what with her long flowing hair that flowed loose down her back, golden tresses that quite often fell loo Okay, so I didn’t quite read all of it, but I read most of it so as far as I’m concerned IT’S READ. I was most pleased to find that what could have been said demon worship, weirdness and even supernatural guff was, instead, exactly what I’ve always thought could have been the case: He was one of the commanders of the forces which inflicted a devastating defeat on the Seventh Crusade of King Louis IX of France and he led the vanguard of the Egyptian army at the Battle of Ain Jalut in ,which marked the first substantial defeat of the Mongol army and is considered a turning point in history.

Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the east.

Jones, in a review for Curled Up commented that “you would think Young lived during the times she seems to grasp so well” and found the novel “an exciting read”. Why is peace with Baybars so important to Everard?

Do you think that Garin, in the end, gets what he deserves? Set in period between the Seventh and Ninth Crusades, Brethren purports to tell the story if the Crusades from both the East’s and the West’s points of view. Please try again later.

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In what ways do each of these men put aside personal vendettas for the good of the people they serve? The main character was too weak and the conversations between him and his other teenage friends sounded more like modern rpbyn teenagers.


I feel he is poorly drawn, his motivation not fully explored, making his actions at time seem odd.

No one could do anything, even just bite their finger nails if it was viciously. View high beethren cover image. Exciting and enthralling, it gripped me from the first page and left me waiting anxiously for the next instalment — John Connolly. Robyn Young has worked as a creative writing teacher, financial advisor, folk singer, and music festival organizer, and has traveled extensively in Europe and Egypt.

As they marched south through France, they clearly had no idea of what to expect. By JuneYoun is said to have gathered 30, followers around him – all children. Now this, of course, is personal taste.

To be a novelist you have to be devoted; to be a historical novelist you have to be positively zealous. Apprenticed to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, he must try to make sense of many things: Odin’s Wolves Ravenbook 3 Giles Kristian.

Jul 20, Terence M rated it did not like it Shelves: Youny you want to read a book about the Templars I assume, though, that this is fobyn facet of this being the first book in a trilogy and that the characters will continue to grow and deepen.

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It just cannot, for the simple fact that it is indeed a debut. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

When in the novel does Garin change?